Hi, I'm Ev. I'm training to become a horsewoman. These are my adventures and misadventures. I'm green as hell, but so far, so good. I'm now learning from Bo (and sometimes his wife DeDe) at D&D Ranch in Pope Valley. I am extremely lucky to have this opportunity, I feel quite blessed, and I feel that they, and horses, have really turned my life around.
Solomon is my baby- a big old flea bitten grey Appendix gelding who is very kind and way too smart! I love him so very much. He is a rescue and was meant to be co-owned rehabbed, and maybe rehomed to a good home. He turned out to be over 25 years old with injuries that ultimately do not make him riding sound, so he is retired.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

My farrier is a keeper!

My farrier went out in the storm yesterday and caught Solly in the pasture, brought him in,a nd trimmed his feet without me there because I am sick as a dog. It's the flu. Blargh.
I need to mail her fee to her. I think I'll get her a card too.
She says his feet are improving a lot. Yay!
I hope I can get back out there again soon. I e0mailed the BO though, asking if it was possible to pay for someone to worm him. She mentioned the possibility last time. I think it's like $5 or $7. I can barely walk to the kitchen at the moment so handing an angry and disgusted Solly is not something I can do. I told them at the end to the e-mail that if they do it they'll want to worm him away from any low hanging roofs since he'd rather break his skull than take wormer, and that a twitch would be a good idea. I don't like the thought of twitching him, but it's better than him seriously injuring himself or his handler because he is a butthead about the taste of wormer.
I keep meaning to try the applesauce in the tube thing. Keep forgetting to buy the sauce. Though I think he'll be able to tell the difference before the paste reaches his mouth anyway.


fadetopurple said...

My crazy-ass mare was impossible to deworm. I just squirted it into her grain instead, and she never seemed to notice. Have you tried that with Sol? I also seem to recall hearing about someone who hollowed out a carrot and put the dewormer in it but my brain could be manufacturing that...

Evergrey said...

Haha, yep, I tried putting it in grain, and I tried hollowing out a carrot! :/